LIGHT YOUR HOME WISELY
LIGHTING ACCOUNTS FOR 20% OF THE AVERAGE HOME’S ELECTRIC BILLS
Get money back for updating to CFL, LED or other energy efficient lighting
1.Purchase CFL, LED, or other energy efficient lighting according to the incentive qualifications.
2.Submit an incentive application and documentation according to instructions on application.
3.If incentive is under $25, you will receive a credit on your next ECEC monthly billing statement. If over $25, you’ll receive a check in the mail.
4.Please don't throw CFL bulbs away. Recycle them! You can also drop them off at our office.
|INCANDESCENT BULB||AVG. LIFETIME OPERATING COST||COMPACT FLUORESCENT (CFL)||AVG. LIFETIME OPERATING COST||LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED)||AVG. LIFETIME OPERATING COST|
|40 watt||$90.96||9 watt||$25.01||6 watt||$13.64|
|60 watt||$136.44||13 watt||$29.56||9 watt||$20.47|
|75 watt||$170.55||20 watt||$45.48||13 watt||$29.56|
|100 watt||$227.40||26 watt||$59.12||20 watt||$45.48|
|150 watt||$341.10||42 watt||$395.51||28 watt||$63.67|
CORRECTLY DISPOSE OF CFL BULBS
CFL bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, so it’s important to dispose of them properly
- Do not vacuum the broken bulb!
- Have people and pets leave the room and air it out for 5-10 minutes
- Shut off central air/air-conditioning
- Gather materials to clean up: cardboard/stiff paper, sticky tape, damp paper towel, glass jar with lid or sealable plastic bag
Scoop up large fragments with stiff paper and small pieces with tape. Place remnants in glass jar or bag. Dispose of in your household trash or local recycling center.
BURNT OUT BULB
The best way to dispose of used CFL bulbs is to recycle them. Avoid throwing the bulbs in the trash. Eau Claire County does not recycle CFL bulbs, but Eau Claire Energy Cooperative will gladly recycle them for you! Put the light bulb in a sealed bag and drop it off in our office. We’ll take care of the rest.